Australian electrical specialists, MJS Electrical Products & Supplies, has issued a smoke alarm safety warning for new homeowners and residents in Australia who don’t have smoke alarms installed or who haven’t had their existing systems checked recently as the fire season approaches.
More information is available on the MJS Electrical Products & Supplies website at: http://www.mjselectricalsupplies.com.au.
The smoke alarm experts at MJS explain that smoke alarms are required by law in Australian properties, but it’s the placement of the alarms that can be crucial in saving lives. Properly installed smoke alarms play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries.
If there is a fire in a home, smoke spreads incredibly fast and smoke alarms give people time to get out. According to the National Fire Protection Association, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. In contrast to this, almost half of deaths from house fires result because there is no working fire alarm in the property at the time of the incident.
Australian legislation requires that people ensure they have at least one working fire alarm on every level of their home, but in most cases it’s possible to do more than this. Indeed, to ensure the safety of everyone inside the house, it’s best to use this legislation as a minimum rather than a guideline to follow.
MJS recommends fire alarms should be installed in every bedroom and outside sleeping areas, as well as on every level of the property. But it’s important not to idly assume that just because a smoke alarm is installed, residents can leave it at that. Smoke alarms should be tested every month to ensure that they are operating safely, and must be replaced every 10 years.
MJS Electrical Products & Supplies has a wide range of smoke alarms available on its online store, which people can discover by browsing through the Products section of the website. Their expertise in choosing and installing fire alarms can be accessed through the site. Numerous different sizes and technologies are available to suit the needs of any property.
Anyone wishing to get in touch with MJS Electrical can find them at: MJS Electrical Products & Supplies, Unit 2 / 191 The Horsley Drive, Fairfield NSW 2165. Their phone number is: (02) 9726 3111.
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